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social skills resources and books for kids?
Old 02-05-2015, 08:43 PM
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My son doesn't have many friends. I saw him trying to interact at a party at Boy Scouts today and I realized he needs some help. I am a mega introvert. He is a very extroverted person. His problem is the " look at me!" type behaviors that become very annoying. I could see his peers start to move away and eventually leave him out.

He told me no one likes him, and I told him that they probably were just annoyed because he kept interrupting. I tried to explain the nuances of social interactions, but I'm such the opposite of him, my exact way of seeing the world might be too stifling. I'm overly cautious.

I need a book to read and discuss with him or something good relating these things to kids.


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Old 02-05-2015, 08:49 PM
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Having taught all girls for several years I always used the American Girls Books and they were helpful. As a matter of fact I lost several to students taking and passing them around. Perhaps there are books for boys that will help.

Here is the site. There are more books now that deal with everything but if you go to Barnes & NObles you can look at them and see how helpful they can be for your son's situation.

http://store.americangirl.com/agshop...d/1770/uid/137
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:59 PM
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I would also start planning some frequent one on one play dates and maybe take some trips to playgrounds and places like that where he can interact with other kids for short periods of time.

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Old 02-06-2015, 04:04 AM
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books are great for tackling social skills and problems kids face. We have used them for the past several years at school. The students enjoy them and remember the message.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:20 AM
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speaking of speech is a website that has many social stories


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how old is he?
Old 02-06-2015, 06:07 PM
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How old is he? I'm currently reading a book called "Diary of a Social Detective" with my group of 5th graders working on understanding social interaction. It is a chapter book, with each chapter exploring a different social issues - personal space, interrupting etc. It is geared more toward older students. Also, check out Marcia Garcia Winner. She has a ton of stuff available to work on social skills.
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